Railroad transporting tourists to top of Marin County's highest peak.
Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California: Mt. Tamalpais Gravity Railroad in operation taken from the cars / views of observation tower on top of mountain and views of people riding in open cars and waving to camera. Views of countryside from top of mountain. The scenes are repeated again.
Parks Mountains Leisure Recreation San Francisco Bay Area, California Peaks Towers
April 29, 2007 Subject:
By today's standards, this may be rather average home movie material. But I have heard that this is the only known surviving film clip of this now long-gone railway. The steadiness of the on-board camera work is also impressive for 1917.
December 17, 2005 Subject:
The whole ride was stopped when hordes of people fell off
A Very scary looking train ride that sort of predates gondola rides I guess. This train ride will take you up and down Mount Tamalpais in California. Aside from the uh, lack of safety measures, (all of you in the back! Sit DOWN!) This is somewhat ho-hum.
February 16, 2004 Subject:
look ma, no hands!
WHEEEEEEE! See a bunch of people riding down a mountain in a rickety "gravity train." Money shot of people waving hats. Exciting things happening back in 1917...although it's interesting to see the view from different vantage points. Fun little clip.
January 8, 2003 Subject:
Mount Tamalpais Gravity Railroad
A short, blurry clip of a bunch of tourists riding a gravity railroad up a mountain. This has some historical value, I suppose, but not much else. A 1917 film.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: **.